Table of Contents
- 2Identifying the parts
- 3The plans
- 4Wood sizes | Shopping list | Cutting list
- 5Instructions | The legs
- 6Marking the leg X joints
- 7Joining the legs
- 8Adding the end rails to the legs
- 9Drill bolt holes through the crosses
- 10Drilling holes into the ends of the braces
- 11Fixing the brace members in place
- 12Just the tabletop and bench top boards to go
This is a good solid outdoor table with a separate stand-alone bench.
The plans allow for one bench, but it would be easy enough to double up and make two benches if you prefer a bench each side of the table.
Ft and inch version
This setting is ideal for a garden or lawn. It’s a stand alone cross-leg table 80″ long by 30-3/4″ wide with a separate A seat that is lacking a divider. A long seat for two or more persons 80″ long by 15-1/4″ wide. It is a good size table with a wider than normal bench.
The unit is made solely out of 2×4 and 2×8 Pressure treated. Refers to lumber that is treated in such a way that the sealer is forced into the pores of the wood. Refers to lumber pressure sprayed with chemicals to lengthen its life expectancy for outside use or inground applications. Any of the framing wood. (The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2").).
Refer to page 7 ‘Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees and wood sizes’ for an explanation regarding the wood sizes.
Millimeter measurements. version
Here is a design that I think is ideal for a garden or lawn. It’s a stand alone cross-leg table 2m long by 770mm wide. There is a separate bench 2m long by 384mm wide, which is a good width (wider than most).